2nd August 2012
Financial Sanctions: Afghanistan
This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan.
The European Commission has amended Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 753/2011 ("the 2011 Regulation") with effect from 2 August 2012. Annex I of the 2011 Regulation lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation. The amendments reflect the decision made on 19 July by the United Nations Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) to remove two individuals from the UN List.
The individuals removed from Annex I are therefore no longer subject to the asset freeze imposed by the 2011 Regulation.
AGHA, Abdul Wasay, Mu'tasim
Position: Minister of Finance under the Taliban regime
Other Information: UN Ref TI.M.29.01. Also referred to as Agha Jan. 1968 DOB is approximate. Taliban fundraiser who frequently travels to Gulf States. Member of Financial Commission of the Taliban Supreme Council as at 2011. Family linked by marriage of Mullah Mohammed Omar (TI.O.4.01). Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.
Group ID: 7308
Position: Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation under the Taliban regime
Other Information: UN Ref TI.T.12.01. Also referred to as Tahib
Group ID: 7479
Further details of the sanctions regime related to Afghanistan and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.